Hunter Students Feel the Impact of Higher Enrollment

HUNTER COLLEGE–The skywalks are flooded with students, feet shuffling through crowds, as people scan the edges for a place to settle down. Students sit on the floor along the hallways before classes. They huddle between library stacks in their downtime.

With enrollment at an all-time high, up 4 percent from last year, students have very few common spaces to settle in between classes. Moreover, places students have traditionally used as sitting space, are closed off for renovations, including certain floors of the library, the cafeteria and spaces in Thomas Hunter Hall.